Lynnwood armed robbers target people carrying electronics

LYNNWOOD — A series of armed robberies in Lynnwood has targeted victims who were walking at night with electronic devices, according to police.

At least five of the attacks or attempted attacks have been reported since Sept. 25.

One was reported at 9:50 p.m. Sept. 25 in the 17600 block of 36th Avenue W. The victim, a 33-year-old Granite Falls man, was robbed of his cellphone at gunpoint.

At 8:15 p.m. Sept. 27, a 21-year-old man was assaulted at Wilcox Park along 196th Street SW. The suspects were after his iPod. He got away without any serious injuries.

A 16-year-old Lynnwood boy was targeted a few blocks away about 15 minutes later.

At 9:12 p.m. Oct. 1, the suspects targeted three 16-year-olds walking in the 17400 block of 44th Avenue W. Within minutes, a 25-year-old man was targeted nearby.

That potential victim pulled out his legal concealed handgun and the suspects ran away.

The descriptions of the suspects have varied by race and height. They are believed to be two or three men with thin builds in their 20s and using a dark vehicle.

Anyone with information should call 425-670-5632.

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